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Tetra Pak: Tetra Pak: Straw glues

Jowat Adhesives (High Point, NC) is offering 2 new straw glues for the aseptic packaging industry. Jowatherm 250 10 is a fast-setting adhesive for straw attachment.
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Plastic appeals to aseptic packers

Several speakers who are bullish on the future of aseptic filling of plastic bottles dotted the program at DrinkPak ’99, held Dec. 1-3 in Orlando and sponsored by Ryder Associates and Future-Pak Conferences (Appleton, WI).
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NesQuik and Gatorade shine at DrinkPak '99

Aseptic filling of Nestle U.S.A.'s NesQuik and Quaker Oats' Gatorade were two of the hot topics on the agenda at this December conference.
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International Paper: Aseptic closure system

A new, low-profile closure system for aseptic packages has been introduced by International Paper’s Beverage Packaging Div. (Memphis, TN). The Clip-Pak™ combines a patented PP spout and etching design with an advanced application system.
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Smooth sealing of fruit smoothie base

When J.R. Wood Co. landed a contract to fill a fruit smoothie concentrate for a large convenience-store chain, management decided the best way to assure seal integrity and tamper evidence was through an induction-sealed foil membrane.
When the lidding is peeled away from the cup, a thin layer of polyester remains behind (far left), exposing a drinking/pouring h
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Aseptic filling sans sterilants

When a Colombian beverage marketer became the first to produce a packaged version of the popular Avena drink, the company used aseptic technology that was simple and secure.
On the food-contact side, the can end has a white plastisol compound applied to the entire perimeter and a small plastisol dot
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Nestle tests novel can technology in Brazil

An easy-to-open vacuum lid means no tools are needed to open this three-piece steel can. Once the can is opened, no rough edges threaten the fingers.
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Paperboard rounds serve refrigerated pancakes

Spotted at WestPack in September was a colorful round paperboard container that holds six ready-to-eat pancakes introduced earlier this year by Spartan Foods of America, Spartanburg, SC.
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French juice marketer first to use reclosable cap

French juice marketer Les Vergers D'Alsace is the first to use the new resealable and tamper-evident opening device for aseptic brick packs from Tetra Pak (Vernon Hills, IL) called the SpinCap.
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Study tracks U.S. cap and closure shipments

U.S. shipments of caps and closures are projected to increase nearly 3% annually through 2003 to 157 billion units, according to a study called "Caps & Closures" by The Freedonia Group (Cleveland, OH).
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California bills under fire

The Grocery Manufacturers of America sent out an urgent appeal to its California members to urge their state legislators to vote against two pending bills in the State Senate.
An operator inputs the label information into a computer and prints out the labels.
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Putting a labeler to the test

Test kit maker Artel uses a new labeler to speed production and meet FDA standards.
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Schmalbach-Lubec: Tamper-evident closure

The new Band Guard® closure from Schmalbach-Lubeca Whitecap (Downers Grove, IL) has a dual TE feature. The consumer can feel, see and hear that the package has not previously been opened.
Paperboard cartons provide differentiation for Valio?s ?Fons?-brand of water
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New coating slakes Finnish dairy's thirst

Helsinki dairy Valio substitutes a plastic barrier coating for aluminum foil in its paperboard cartons for drinking water. The change meets environmental objectives while providing the necessary barrier performance.
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Del Monte adds food to aseptic PET beverage line (sidebar)

What will it cost?
The automatic shrink bundler produces multipacks in unsupported film or in overwrapped trays
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Aseptic PET is Henniez's cup of tea

A leader in the bottled water business in Switzerland, Henniez is making a bold move into in-line blowing and aseptic filling of plastic bottles for iced teas.
Inside the first sterile chamber of the rotary aseptic system, bottles are sterilized with a spray of oxonia
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Filling PET aseptically at 200/min

With a prototype system in one plant and generation two in another, this Italian food company likes what it sees in rotary, aseptic filling of teas and sports drinks in PET.
Each holding just under 18 oz of product, these aseptically filled PET bottles are available in colorful four-count paperboard c
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Del Monte adds food to aseptic PET beverage line

A blow/fill system originally installed for aseptic packaging of teas and juice-based beverages now is being used to bottle a specialty tomato sauce.

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